The real estate app ‘Homesnap’ sent a crew out from Washington DC to do a short feature about Mark Jannetta and his community service. Watch the video here:
Here is some of what Homesnap posted:
The role of a real estate agent is bigger than facilitating transactions. When you ask a real estate agent why he or she loves the job, you’ll realize that it’s about helping people find safe, secure housing so they can build a life and build memories.
Real estate agents help build communities, and not just through helping people buy or sell their homes. They take pride in and love the communities they live and work in, which means they tend to be an even bigger part of the community than your average neighbor.
Mark Jannetta is a real estate agent in Austin who perfectly embodies this through the work he does at Posada Esperanza, a shelter for refugee families and their children.
The kids who live in temporary housing through this transitional housing program don’t have the opportunity to go out unless volunteers pick them up and take them places. That’s why Mark brings the children to a local skate park and teaches them how to skateboard. Most of the kids don’t speak English, but that doesn’t faze Mark – it’s all about sharing life lessons and helping them have a little fun.
“I wasn’t put on this earth just to make money. I wasn’t put on this earth just to sell real estate. I’m here to make a difference and help other people.”MARK JANNETTA